Liverpool are interested in re-signing Manchester City winger Raheem Sterling in what would be a sensational move, according to journalist Ekrem Konur.
The Lowdown: Sterling on the move?
The England international left the Reds for City back in the summer of 2015, just a few months before Jurgen Klopp took charge at Anfield. The 26-year-old has enjoyed an excellent career at the Etihad Stadium, scoring 116 goals in 307 appearances and winning three Premier League titles along the way.
Sterling has fallen out of favour of late, though, starting just three league games this season, and he could be allowed to leave if he wishes.
The Latest: Liverpool linked with shock transfer
According to Konur on Twitter, Liverpool are keen on bringing the England international back to the club, in a deal which may come as a shock to many
The journalist tweeted: “Liverpool could make an offer to Manchester City for Raheem Sterling.”
The Verdict: Won’t happen, but would be great
There will likely be plenty of Liverpool fans who won’t want Sterling back because of his acrimonious exit six years ago, but he could be a perfect addition for Jurgen Klopp. At 26, he still has years left in him, and his pace, directness and consistent end product would make him an ideal option in the final third.
There was a need to bring in another attacker at Anfield in the summer but it didn’t happen, and Sterling seems tailor-made to thrive in Klopp’s system.
That being said, it would be a huge surprise if he ended up back at Liverpool given the nature of his 2015 exit, with a move abroad perhaps more likely even though Klopp has hailed him as ‘brilliant’ in the past.
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